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British Cycling chief steps down three weeks after controversial Shell deal

October 31, 2022

Brian Facer has stepped down with immediate effect as chief executive of British Cycling, three weeks after the organisation announced a partnership with Shell UK that was fiercely criticised by environmental groups. In a statement released yesterdayon Monday, the national governing body for road and track cycling said the decision had been reached by mutual agreement with the board. Facer’s departure will not affect the eight‑year deal with Shell, with British Cycling’s statement reiterating “our unwavering commitment to our commercial partners, including Shell UK”. The Guardian